The Amusement Park

The Amusement Park | George A. Romero | US 1973 | 53 Min | DCP

An elderly gentleman is looking forward to a day at the amusement park but soon becomes the subject of ridicule and scorn, catching venom and derision. Six years after Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero shot this utility film on behalf of a Lutheran welfare organization, distilling his own discontent about society, civilization, and capitalism into a clear, bitter, darkly satirical essence. Canned and locked away by his clerical client at the time, this unforgettable film, clocking in at just under one hour, is seen today as one of Romero’s seminal works.

George A. Romero
Romero, George A. (* 1940, † 2017) may not have invented the zombie genre but has shaped it like no other. The creator of the Living Dead film series grew up in New York and attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1968 he and his friends produced the cult hit Night of the Living Dead. Lacing his works with social commentary, he directed films like The Crazies, Martin, Dawn of the Dead, or Bruiser, and adapted several works by Stephen King. He would once again return to his signature series in 2005 with Land of the Dead, followed by two more installments before his death.
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Language eOV
Cast Lincoln Maazel, Harry Albacker, Phyllis Casterwiler, Pete Chovan, Sally Erwin
Writer Wally Cook
Editing George A. Romero
Cinematography S. William Hinzman